Gas canister explosion kills 3 in Kalamata tavern


Greece’s fire service says three women have died when a propane gas canister exploded in the kitchen of a tavern in the southwestern city of Kalamata.

The three, two employees and the owner’s wife, were already unconscious when transported to a hospital, the fire service says. They died of their wounds.

The explosion caused a fire which was put out by eight firefighters in three fire service vehicles. None of the customers were injured.